Saturday, October 13, 2018

Term Limits in Arlington, voters to vote in November....

Voters are going to be asked to vote on this important issue next month: ... UPDATED 10/21/18...

IMPORTANT .... to remember HOW Arlington City Council is set up: http://www.arlington-tx.gov/citycouncil/district-map/
5 single member districts AND 3 at large seats. So seats 6, 7, and 8 are at large. Any Arlington resident can run for seats 6, 7, and 8. There has been turnover in every seat except 2, 4, and 6. Other candidates have run against the incumbents in seat 2,6,7,8 and were not elected, obviously because the voters felt them not worthy of support.
City Council pay: Usually $200/month... Max up to $800/month ...$200/meeting pay only up to 4 meetings/month ... Who wold want to do this job for $200/month or a max of $800/month with all the headaches! (pay per article). https://www.heraldnet.com/news/arlingtons-mayor-council-members-to-receive-raises/
Therefore ALL voters are represented by 4 seats, of which 3 of the seats, any resident can apply to run for office. This is one of the best forms of representation in City Government. So Arlington residents feel free to run for city council in any one of the seats open to our area, 2, 6, 7, or 8. The heck with term limits, let’s concentrate on finding someone who will do what our amazing city council is doing, better! Feel free to run for city council. I doubt there are many qualified willing people to fill even 4 slots!

Exactly what Proposition E states on the ballot:
Addition of Section 9 of Article IV of the City Charter to provide that no person shall serve as Mayor for more than three elected terms and no person shall serve as a Council Member for more than three elected terms and under no circumstance may any person ever serve for more than twelve years in combination as a Council Member and Mayor and the term that each person as Mayor or as a Council Member is currently filling and all terms served prior to that current terms shall be counted for purposes of determining whether three terms have been served and the renumbering of the existing Section 9 to Section 10.

What is underlined above is retroactive and considered extreme: and if passed it will mean that 5 of our City council Members will be sent out of office forever. No City has term limits less than 4 continuous terms. This is the single most damaging thing that could happen to Arlington, as the stability of the City council brings consistent management that has brought businesses to relocate into Arlington.

Please visit the Vote No web site to understand the ramifications of a Yes vote win.

Other sites to view:
Mayor Williams on Proposition E (you tube video)

Vote No web site   (Recommend citizens vote No!... i.e. no term limits)

Vote Yes web site (please don't) 

Respected Arlington Organizations that are opposed to Proposition E:
  • Arlington Police Associtaion
  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • MPAC Arlington (a group of women leaders dedicated to making Arlington a better place...)
  • Arlington Board of Realtors
  • Young Men of Arlington
  • United Educators Association 
FYI...
Arlington is ranked as the best-run city in Texas with a triple A bond rating, has the lowest sales tax rate in North Texas, and enjoys a property tax rate far below Dallas and Fort Worth. (Source Wallethub.com July 9, 2018).

Early voting: October 22 through November 2nd
Election Day is November 6th




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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Arlington City Interactive street map ....

... where Arlington residents can learn about water drainage and roadway projects.

Link to Arlington Maps

Mobile link to Arlington Maps

Brought o you by the City of Arlington.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Summer Ken Watch NNO Block Party ...

National Night Out
Block Party
For Summer Ken Watch

When: Tuesday 10/2/18, 5 to 9 pm

Where: Thorn Hill Dr. at Summergrove Dr.
              3320 & 3321 Thorn Hill Dr.

RSVP: Nextdoor.com or… text
            David Hart @ 817-937-8452, your CW Coordinator for Summer Ken Watch

Details: Join your neighbors for a driveway block party, hot dogs and water furnished. Please bring a side or desert. We plan on having a bounce house, volley ball net set up, and a karaoke machine. So bring your favorite CD's! 
APD, AFD, COPS, Code Enforcement, and City Water Department all have been invited. 

Also KLUV @ 98.7 will be here from 5:30 to 6:30    Like 987kluv on Facebook


SPECIAL NOTE:  .....CONGRATULATIONS DAVID!

Your party has been selected for a trolley stop! Each year the Chief of Police, Mayor of Arlington, and other selected citizens of Arlington stop by a few parties to mingle with guests. The trolley will be at your location about 7:45 pm.


Due to advancing technology...  we are requesting yo to take action: 

1) This year are asking you to sign up for email news concerning Summer Ken Watch Neighborhood and SW Arlington Property Owners - Community Watch, (SWAPO-CW) because Nextdoor is becoming a polluted communication source for important neighborhood news.
Please sign up on this link.

2) Also I believe we have found a stronger source of Crime Reports and a way of building a safer neighborhood by embracing technology through Ring. (The video doorbell company). We will have display material at the block party. Please sign up here for the mobile app:
Sign up for "Neighbors by Ring" mobile app and consider purchasing a video doorbell.

Sponsors: Duane Damon, Jeff Biggs, Jump-A-Round bounce houses, & David Hart.

For more info, click on this link: NNO info and what is it...  (Info from the City of Arlington).

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Monday, September 17, 2018

International Leadership of Texas - Arlington K-8 - Community Meeting Invitation...

The International Leadership of Texas Arlington K-8 will be hosting a community information meeting on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30 pm at 4950 South Bowen.  

Chief of Student Services Anthony Palagonia and Principal Dionel Waters will share the mission of ILTexas, our academic progress - district wide and at ILTexas Arlington K-8, enrollment/attendance, actions taken to mitigate traffic and future plans for possible increased enrollment.
We look forward to your participation at the meeting.  Attached is the flyer that has been distributed to our parents and neighbors.

Anthony Palagonia
Chief of Student Support and Dallas Area Superintendent
ILTexas
972.479.9078

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Arlington Downtown Master Plan Meeting...

The third and final public meeting to help develop Arlington’s Downtown Master Plan is on Wednesday September 19, 2018, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in the library room on the first floor (100 S. Center Street). This meeting will be an open house style event with stations where you can review the draft plan and provide feedback. Please stop by during the event and help plan your Downtown. All are welcome to attend!

What would you like to see in Downtown Arlington? ... Dream Big! 

For more information, please visit the project website at www.arlingtontx.gov/downtown or contact Lyndsay Mitchell at Lyndsay.Mitchell@arlingtontx.govor 817-459-6653.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Town Hall Meeting - Fannin Farms Drill Site - gas leak 9/10/18 at 0300....

City Council Member Sheri Capehart will host a Town Hall Meeting about the recent gas leak at the Fannin Farms drill site, and update regarding this site.

Please review: you tube report by Chris James SW Arlington Resident 
(Thank you Chris James for excellent reporting!)

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: SW Branch Library at 3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd




Grievance procedure for gas well violations and or complaints:

Neighbors closest to gas well pad site are our eyes and ears for gas well violations and or complaints.

1.       For emergencies, call:
 911, Arlington Fire Department, for serious emergency conditions ASAP 24/7. Our fire Department is one of the few that are trained to deal with gas well emergencies. Then second call the emergency numbers on the signs posted at the entrance to the prospective gas well site.  
2.       Any complaint violation should contact:

John Theriac, City of Arlington, Gas Well Coordinator at 817-459-6593, M-F 8-5.
(If the person contacts the numbers on the sign they should still contact John so that he can follow up on the violation).

3.       Any emergency conditions report to the emergency number posted on the sign at the entrance to the gas well. Each site will have different operators so it is important that you take a picture of the sign that is posted at the pad site entrance for your perspective well site. For Example the Fannin Farms site located at 2322 Eden Road has an emergency number of 888-239-2062 and or 970-433-8076, with Saddle Operating Company. This information is exclusive to this site and each well will / may be different. Drive by and verify the signs at the site close to where you live. Report serious emergency conditions for this site only to this number ASAP 24/7.
               
4.       Other options: (All listed on this blog spot under resource links).

Pipeline Safety and Damage Prevention

Railroad Commission

TCEQ = Texas Commission of Environmental Quality

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This procedure was developed as a result of my attendance at the Gas Well Meeting held February 20th. The information presented here was one of the topics discussed and is important to publish. 

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Arlington - New home development in South West Arlington....

The new development at the end of Park Springs just South of Sublett:

Knotts Landing on Rush Creek

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